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Free Printable Thanksgiving Cooking Planner

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A free Thanksgiving planner to help plan your cooking 3 weeks before Thanksgiving.

Cooking on Thanksgiving can be overwhelming even for the most experienced of cooks. The key to surviving Thanksgiving is to plan ahead and cook ahead. You can start cooking weeks before Thanksgiving.

You can pre-cook things pies and even the Turkey. Or you can prep dishes by dicing vegetables; making pie crust and pie filling; assembling casserole fillings and just freeze until you are ready to cook. 

This Thanksgiving planner will help you take a look at the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and plan what to cook when. Even just prepping one recipe a week will make Thanksgiving easier to manage.

Or you can use the planner to make or prep one main dish, one side dish, and one dessert each week leading up to the week of Thanksgiving.

Start by checking out these tips on cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Pick a few ideas out to use.

Sit down and plan your menu, print out recipes, and figure out a plan. Fill in the grid on the planner.

Keep all of your recipes and this planner in a binder in your kitchen.

Every week prep a few dishes and by time Thanksgiving rolls around, you’ll be ahead of the game.

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner does not have to be overwhelming. It just takes a little planning to make it go smoothly!

 

Check out some of our family favorite recipes:

Thanksgiving Recipes

Instant Pot Turkey Breast Recipe

Instant Pot turkey breast recipe will revolutionize how you cook turkey. In only 35 minutes and this moist turkey breast is ready to eat. Great for small families!

Brined and Roasted Turkey

Keep your turkey super moist by brining it the day before.

Easy 3 Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

Making homemade cranberry sauce is SUPER easy and quick! Make this days ahead.

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Pecan Crunch

Skip the marshmallows and try these pecan crunch topped sweet potatoes.

Cranberry Crescent Rolls

Put the cranberries in the dinner rolls this year!

Savory Baked Apples with Sausage Stuffing

Turn baked apples in to a savory side dish as they are stuffed with an easy sausage stuffing recipe for a delicious and gorgeous addition to dinner or even for Thanksgiving.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Skip the pumpkin pie and make this incredible cheesecake instead. Includes a larger version baked in the oven.

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Made with canned biscuits, these are quick and easy to make!

Homemade Green Bean Casserole Recipe 

Want to skip the canned soups? Make green bean casserole from scratch.

Mom's Easy Cheesy Broccoli Casserole Recipe

One of our favorite casseroles on Thanksgiving!

Easy Spiced Cranberry Cider Cocktail Recipe

Cider and cranberries blend together for the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail.

3 Ingredient Pear Martini Recipe

Whip up pear martinis for your Thanksgiving guests!

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